Standard Specification for Wrought Nickel-Titanium Shape Memory Alloys for Medical Devices and Surgical Implants
|Publication Date:||1 August 2018|
|ICS Code (Surgical instruments and materials):||11.040.30|
This specification covers the chemical, physical, mechanical, and metallurgical requirements for wrought nickel-titanium bar, flat rolled products, and tubes containing nominally 54.5- to 57.0-weight percent nickel and used for the manufacture of medical devices and surgical implants.
Requirements are for mill product, measuring 5.50 to 94.0 mm [0.218 to 3.70 in.] in diameter or thickness. Mill product is not intended to have the final shape, final surface finish, or final properties of the medical device, implant, or their components. Finished NiTi cold-worked tube should be considered under Specification F2633.
The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.
This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
*A Summary of Changes section appears at the end of this standard